Subject: Re: removal of "don't forget to make make depend" messages
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 01/29/2003 13:29:50
>> 1) This isn't network specific, so why tech-net?
>> 2) The message is still very much needed. Why do you think this has
>The message implies that 'make depend' is *REQUIRED* for a successful
>kernel build. Is this true? It seems broken if it is.
okay, maybe it's not *REQUIRED*, but it's *VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED*.
you can get lots of nice breakage when you rebuild the kernel (ie, the
kernel build directory is not empty) if you don't, but rebuilding a
kernel (as opposed to building it from scratch) typically wins you a
lot in terms of things that don't need to be rebuilt. the depend
phase defines what needs rebuilding quite precisely, which is the
reason for the message.
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